Tech Bundle

Singapore Battery Consortium

With rapid research advancements in battery technologies, lithium-ion batteries have become an indispensable part of modern life: they provide a reliable power source for portable electronic devices such as mobile phones and laptops, and have led to transformative technologies like electric vehicles. Continued research and development has yielded breakthroughs in new battery materials and chemistries with enhanced performance and lifespan, as well as system level improvements. In recent years, much attention is also given to repurposing batteries for new applications and recycling of end-of-life batteries. The Singapore Battery Consortium Tech Bundle features a curated list of technologies for enterprises to discover new collaboration and co-creation opportunities.

Eco-Friendly and Low-Cost Liquid-Activated Primary Batteries
Recently, the rising adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) devices and portable electronics has made electronic waste (e-waste) pollution worse, especially when small and low-power IoT devices are single-use only. As such, low-cost and environmentally friendly power sources are in high demand. The technology owner has developed an eco-friendly liquid-activated primary battery for single-use and disposable electronic devices. The battery can be activated by any aqueous liquid and is highly customisable to specific requirements (i.e., shape, size, voltage, power) of each application. This thin and flexible battery can be easily integrated into IoT devices, smart sensors, and medical devices, providing a sustainable energy solution for low-power and single-use applications. The technology owner is keen to do R&D collaboration and IP licensing to industrial partners who intend to use liquid-activated batteries to power the devices.
Battery Swapping Technology for Electric Motorcycles
The transition to electric vehicles (EVs) is an accelerating global trend. Currently, the adoption of EVs is mainly in the segments of cars and public buses. Since the motorcycle is the most common personal vehicle in Southeast Asia, it remains an important challenge and business opportunity to enable widespread electrification of motorcycles. Different from four-wheel EVs, smaller electric motorcycles are not economically suited for plug-in charging infrastructure. The compact size of motorcycle batteries enables a new form of charging called battery swapping. Battery swapping allows users to manually replace a depleted battery with a fully charged one at swapping station, which can be much faster and more convenient than conventional plug-in recharging. The technology owner has in-house capability to allow the technology to be easily customised to meet specific design and deployment requirements, and is keen to do R&D collaboration with partners who design and develop electric motorcycles.